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Douglas74
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Question from potential owner (fans?)

Post by Douglas74 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:27 pm

Hello there everybody.

I'm close to deciding on a 3d printer. I'm tired of small ones, and want something consistent and high-quality (both in construction and printing). I'm looking at a lot, and have interest in the Makergear M2, and was looking at the Lulz Taz 6.

The Taz 6 looks like it has fans on both sides of the nozzle, cooling a bit more evenly. The M2 only has one fan. Does that make a big difference?

Any general thoughts on the differences between the two? I'm open, though I do like the M2 a lot.

Thanks for any help/advice you can provide!
(Mack, if you're reading this, I met you at MOXI the other day. You were printing my membership cards!).

Cheers,

Doug

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Re: Question from potential owner (fans?)

Post by thunderbt3 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:47 pm

I don't see an issue with single fans vs dual fans. You could always design a dual fan setup and print it! There are also a number of fan ducts that direct the air from the fan directly to the nozzle. Like this one:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:746282

More fans = more noise. You also add another point of failure.

3dPrintingMD
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Re: Question from potential owner (fans?)

Post by 3dPrintingMD » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:54 pm

In all honesty its just a fan setup. If you look on Thingiverse and this forum you will see a variety of fan setups.

I can't think of the user here who has an incredibly robust fan setup. I wouldn't let that be the deciding factor.
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